Tag Archives: freedom to dissent

J20 Defendants Face A Miscarriage of Justice

These blanket charges are nothing more than—and nothing short of—an attack on the rights to free speech and protest, rights that are crucial to a successful democracy.

Behind the scenes of #OccupyWallStreet, by Danny Schechter

Behind the scenes of #OccupyWallStreet The protests on Wall Street are growing larger, despite police using pepper spray and making arrests. Danny Schechter Last Modified: 27 Sep 2011 11:42 Al Jazeera Political activist Abbie Hoffman led protests against Wall Street back in the 1960s —GALLO/GETTY Back in the 1960s, a gang of Yippies, a politicised arm of […]

Decision in Julian Assange Extradition Appeal Postponed: Sweden Created This Standoff, Says Assange Lawyer

For videos of the press conference with Julian Assange and lawyer after the hearing go to FireDogLake.com By: Kevin Gosztola Friday July 15, 2011 12:25 pm  FireDogLake.com Decision in Julian Assange Extradition Appeal Postponed The post was originally published on July 13 to my FDL. It is being republished here to give those who missed it a chance […]